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3 contractors submit bids to take over Texoma Area Paratransit

Accessibility| February 29, 2016

The winning company will have to pay back TAPS' debt which totals more than $4 million.

Chicago's Metra hires ad agency to help increase ridership

Rail| February 29, 2016

Pulsar’s scope of work for Metra will include a customer segmentation study, market research, branding services, development of a strategic marketing plan and assistance implementing the plan.

Management & Operations| February 29, 2016

Seattle's Sound Transit sets all-time ridership mark

The ridership numbers reported to the Sound Transit Board mirror regional trends showing transit ridership has grown twice as fast as population over the past five years, according to the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Management & Operations| February 29, 2016

Milwaukee County Transit goes paperless

The move away from paper will make boarding the bus more efficient and cut down on the use of paper, which is costly and less environmentally friendly.

Bus| February 26, 2016

Diamond Coach acquired by private equity firm B12 Capital Partners

Diamond Coach models vary in design and size, accommodating from 14 to 32 passengers with optional lift and wheelchair options.

Security and Safety | February 25, 2016

Ohio lawmakers propose bill making assaulting transit workers a felony

Under current law, an assault is usually classified as a misdemeanor, except under certain circumstances.

Bus| February 25, 2016

OCTA to shift bus service to high demand areas to boost ridership

The plan, revised based on strong input from bus riders and the community, is expected to reverse a near-decade trend of declining ridership.

Rail| February 25, 2016

Transdev to provide operation support for Edmonton’s light rail expansion

Will provide operational management support for all aspects of operations for the Valley Line LRT including participating in developing the operations plan and all operating procedures, delivering training, and providing day-to-day management on the operational aspects of the system as a subcontractor to the services provider.

Sustainability| February 25, 2016

Seattle's King County launches first 3 Proterra electric buses

The 38-seat prototype buses have a composite body and can travel 23 miles or more between charges. Batteries take 10 minutes or less to charge. The prototype buses are expected to get the equivalent of 15 miles per gallon more than a regular hybrid bus.

Rail| February 25, 2016

U. of Mich. exploring light rail system to connect 2 campuses

Named the Connector, the light-rail system would have nine stops between the northeast and south side of Ann Arbor, with electric-powered vehicles traveling on standard railroad tracks.

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